Zero net deforestation
The global demand for agricultural commodities is one of the main causes of pressure on the forests throughout the entire planet.
It is our objective to progressively ensure that the agricultural commodities that are part of our Private Brand products are of a sustainable origin. Within the context of the Consumer Goods Forum, we are committed to contributing towards reducing the deforestation rate and the respective loss of biodiversity.
To achieve that, we have put the following measures into practice:
- Since 2014, we have been mapping out the presence of these ingredients in our products and questioning our suppliers about the traceability of these commodities and their respective certification.
- in September 2015, Jerónimo Martins Polska joined GreenPalm, an organisation which, in conjunction with the certifying body Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), ensures that the equivalent volume of palm oil used by the producer when developing a reference is acquired from sustainably-managed sources. In 2016, all the soaps in the Linda range were relaunched in Poland with the designation GreenPalm, ensuring that around 800 tons of palm oil was certified.
- In 2017, we became an official member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a non-profit organisation that develops and implements international sustainable palm oil standards.